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: senator john kerry today appeared before the senate foreign relations committee, a committee that he chairs, as it held a hearing on his nomination to be secretary of state. talking about some of the world's hot spots, kerry said the u.s. will do whatever it must to keep iran from developing a nuclear weapon. and about the syrian civil war, kerry said time is running out for the assad dictatorship there. outgoing secretary of state hillary clinton testified before the same commit yesterday and wander about the new terrorist threat in north africa nmali. >> but this is going to be a very serious, ongoing threat. we are in for a struggle, but it is a necessary struggle. we cannot permit northern mali to become a safe haven. >> pelley: fighters linked to al qaeda have taken over parts of mali. the french sent in troops recently to push them out, and the u.s. air force is helping to carry the french troops there. so we sent elizabeth palmer to this new center of terrorism. >> reporter: malians along the road cheered and waved france's flag as a convoy of hundreds of french soldiers and t
as the secretary of state. senator john kerry, our foreign affairs correspondent, jill dougherty, was watching what could very well be her last public appearance before congress. >> the waning days of hillary clinton as her secretary of state and it's time to ask the question, did she put her mark on that job? hillary clinton's last day of secretary of state is almost here. >> we're all getting a little emotional anticipate sentimental around here. we have about a little over a week to go in my tenure. >> that is, if the senate, as expected, confirms john kerry by then. >> john is the right choice to carry forward the obama administration's foreign policy and i urge his sped deacon firm mags. >> before leaving, just like her first day on the job four years ago -- >> i am absolutely honored and thrilled beyond words to be here with you. >> clinton is likely to say good-bye to the diplomat she's led and deliver a major speech on international policy. but her last days as america's high-flying top diplomat have been overshadowed by nearly a month of illness, the fallout over the deadly attack in bengh
of the gun. they made models hillier number, nomenclature, describe kerry's that gun dealers are required to keep in iraq. , that allows atf in its state and local partners to conduct a crime gun traces and that's what they did. they trace back luck nine-millimeter to a woman named chandra. during that investigation, they learned chandra had bought a couple other guns turned up in crimes over the years. atf in chicago police officers interviewed chandra and she said after a while that she brought the gun for her boyfriend, samuel cox. she's a female cox is a convicted felon. can buy the guns themselves, so she bought them for them. police david samuel cox was an enforcer for the black gangster disciples in chicago. frankly, chandra was in a little trouble, so she was becoming more and more cooperative and she gave the atf agent in chicago police detect this key information. she said about eight years ago, two girlfriends came inside with how your car on blackstone avenue in a shooting. the next day we received a telephone call from somebody and they told us if we told anyone what we sow,
in algeria, and she will make what may be her final appearance on capitol hill today to introduce john kerry at his confirmation hearing. he is likely to be asked how he'd address those threats as the next secretary of state. >> mar gren brgaret brennan, th >>> david ig nair shus wrote on this. good morning. >> good morning. >> she answered the questions and asked to put this behind her. >> she gave a good account. it was an intense session. thing on the sound bite we'll remember, secretary clinton asking what difference does it make knowing exactly how this happened. i think it does make a difference, and the reason is it's clear in hindsight that the united states simply didn't know enough about what was happening in benghazi on the day that these four americans were killed. the intelligence wasn't good, the security wasn't good. the plip low mats failed. there's a deep obligation on the department to do it better. so i think that position will persist. it's got to be fixed. >> the secretary will take responsibility. not only that she'll make sure the recommendations are enacted and that t
john kerry. eight years later, not one gay question came up. the gay issue never came up as a wedge issue, eight years later. i think that's also a great sign of progress how far this country has come on the issue of -- on the issue of gay rights in to toe, not just same sex marriage, but should gays and lesbians be treated equally under the law, as the president said in this is inaugural address and to add on something joe just said, i'm not sure in 2014 democrats in swing districts will be running away from the president's inaugural address, i'll be curious what the president says in his state of the union address, that's where he gets down to the nitty-gritty of policy descriptions for the country. >> one of the other quick moments, i was thinking about the defense of marriage act, the fact it's coming up before the supreme court and the president gave stonewall unprecedent ed mention in the inaugural address. you had story the other day in the "new york times" about a gay couple, two women soldiers in afghanistan, who needed post-trauma counseling and went -- their chaplains tol
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